Grapes (Vitis spp.) are economically the most important fruit species in the world. Over the last decades many scientific advances have led to understand more deeply key physiological, biochemical, and molecular aspects of grape berry maturation. However, our knowledge on how grapevines respond to environmental stimuli and deal with biotic and abiotic stresses is still fragmented. Thus, this area of research is wide open for new scientific and technological advancements. Particularly, in the context of climate change, viticulture will have to adapt to higher temperatures, light intensity and atmospheric CO2 concentration, while water availability is expected to decrease in many viticultural regions, which poses new challenges to scientists and producers.
With Grapevine in a Changing Environment, readers will benefit from a comprehensive and updated coverage on the intricate grapevine defense mechanisms against biotic and abiotic stress and on the new generation techniques that may be ultimately used to implement appropriate strategies aimed at the production and selection of more adapted genotypes. The book also provides valuable references in this research area and original data from several laboratories worldwide.
Written by 63 international experts on grapevine ecophysiology, biochemistry and molecular biology, the book is a reference for a wide audience with different backgrounds, from plant physiologists, biochemists and graduate and post–graduate students, to viticulturists and enologists.
List of Contributors
Chapter 1 Grapevines in a Changing Environment: A Global PerspectiveGregory V. Jones
Chapter 2 The ups and downs of environmental impact on grapevines: future challenges in temperate viticultureH. R. Schultz and M. Hofmann
Chapter 3 Drought and water management in Mediterranean vineyardsO. Zarrouk, J. M. Costa, R. Francisco, C. Lopes and M. M. Chaves
Chapter 4 Rootstocks as a component of adaptation to environmentN. Ollat, A. Peccoux, D. Papura, D. Esmenjaud, E. Marguerit, J.–P. Tandonnet, L. Bordenave, S. J. Cookson, F. Barrieu, L. Rossdeutsch, J.L. Lecourt, V. Lauvergeat, P. Vivin, P.–F. Bert and S. Delrot
Chapter 5 Carbon balance in grapevine under a changing climateH. Medrano, J. Perez Peña, J. Prieto, M. Tomás, N. Frank, J. M. Escalona
Chapter 6 Embolism formation and removal in grapevines: a phenomenon affecting hydraulics and transpiration upon water stressSara Tramontini and Claudio Lovisolo
Chapter 7 Grapevine under Light and Heat StressesAlberto Palliotti and Stefano Poni
Chapter 8 Remote sensing and other imaging technologies to monitor grapevine performanceHamlyn G. Jones and Olga M. Grant
Chapter 9 Boron stress in grapevine. Current developments and future prospectsCarlos Meyer–Regueiro, Rudolf Schlechter, Carmen Espinoza, Alejandro Bisquertt, Felipe Aquea and Patricio Arce–Johnson
Chapter 10 Berry response to water, light and heat stressesJérémy Pillet, Mariam Berdeja, Le Guan and Serge Delrot
Chapter 11 Grapevine responses to low temperaturesMélodie Sawicki, Cédric Jacquard, Christophe Clément, Essaïd Aït Barka and Nathalie Vaillant–Gaveau
Chapter 12 Metabolic rearrangements in grapevine response to salt stressArtur Conde, R. Breia, J. Moutinho–Pereira, Jérôme Grimplet and Hernâni Gerós
Chapter 13 Copper stress in grapevineViviana Martins, António Teixeira, Mohsen Hanana, Eduardo Blumwald and Hernâni Gerós
Chapter 14 Grapevine abiotic and biotic stress genomics and identification of stress markersJérôme Grimplet
Chapter 15 Exploiting Vitis genetic diversity to manage with stressPablo Carbonell Bejerano, Luisa Cristina de Carvalho, José Eduardo Eiras Dias, José M. Martínez–Zapater and Sara Amâncio